Fire + water: Restoring natural fire to California’s mountains
It’s one of just two wilderness areas in California where fire officials allow lightning-sparked fires to burn by default — with careful monitoring. That makes it an ideal living laboratory for scientists like Sally Thompson.
When the Pits Fill Up
BWC Co-Director Isha Ray and C.S. Sharada Prasad write about A Day in the Life of Sanitation Workers in Urban India in a slideshow.
New assessment of Bay Area climate impacts
California issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change and highlighted the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by UC scientists, including Mark Stacey, Kara Nelson and Jennifer Stokes-Draut.
Alumnus Luthy Honored as Speaker
Professor Richard Luthy (CEE MS '74; PhD '76) was the honored speaker at the 2018 CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture.
Spotlights
Dan Kammen
The Beautiful Rivers—And the Dammed

Advances in solar and wind power mean that hydropower is no longer the only renewable game in town—and that’s good news for the world’s rivers.

Will Tarpeh
Alumnus named among Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018

William Tarpeh (CE 'PhD '17) was named among Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018. As a doctoral student, Tarpeh developed a method to extract nitrogen from urine, turn it into a gas, and combine it with water to make fertilizer.

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
Alvarez-Cohen selected as a 2018 AEESP Fellow

Professor Lisa Alvarez-Cohen has been selected as 2018 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Fellow.